About Accreditation

What is Accreditation?

Accreditation is a process of review that healthcare organizations participate in to demonstrate the ability to meet regulatory requirements and accreditation standards established by a recognized accreditation organization. Accreditation reflects an agency’s dedication and commitment to meeting standards that demonstrate a higher level of performance and patient care. ACHC Accreditation Standards were built by industry experts with providers’ needs in mind.


On-site surveys are conducted every three years by Surveyors with industry-specific experience. A comprehensive review is conducted of organizational structure, policies and procedures, and compliance with federal, and state laws. Surveyors follow a rigorous review process and provide an educational approach to accreditation to ensure accurate, informative on-site surveys.


Why Achieve Accreditation?

Demonstrate your commitment to quality

Accreditation is regarded as one of the key benchmarks for measuring the quality of an organization. Preparing for accreditation gives your organization an opportunity to identify its strengths and areas
for improvement.


Create distinction among competition

Differentiating your organization from other healthcare providers in your field can show your dedication to improving patient outcomes and safety.

Drive Continuous Improvement

Accreditation demonstrates your organization’s commitment to remaining compliant with industry standards and best practices, containing costs, and practicing performance improvement.

Why ACHC Accreditation?

ACHC has become synonymous with providing value, integrity, and the industry’s best customer service. Our mission is simple - we aim to deliver the best possible accreditation experience.


Experience the ACHC difference:

Dedicated Account Advisors

Who are committed to delivering quality customer service


Service-Specific Standards

That are relevant, realistic and

easy to understand


Industry Expert Surveyors

Who take an educational approach


Committed to Education

Program-specific resources available through Accreditation University, ACHC’s education division


CMS Deeming Authority

For Home Health, Hospice &

DMEPOS and national recognition from third-party payors


Transition Program

Helps guide providers through the process of switching to ACHC


Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) is dedicated to delivering the best possible experience and to partnering with organizations and healthcare professionals that seek accreditation and related services.

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